Shut down madrasas across India: Shia Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi writes to PM Modi fearing ISIS influence


JANUARY 22, 2019

Rizvi said that if madrasas in the country are not shut down with immediate effect, then within the next 15 years half of the country’s Muslims will get influenced by Islamic State ideologies.

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board chairman has triggered a major controversy after he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a shut down of all madrasas across the country.

In a letter addressed to PM Modi dated January 21, Rizvi said that if madrasas in the country are not shut down with immediate effect, then within the next 15 years half of the country’s Muslims will get influenced by Islamic State ideologies.

“I write to you seeking the shut down of all madrasas in the country…because we have seen across the world that children are the first targets when it comes to plotting and planning terrorist activities, and with the increasing threat from Islamic State, there is fear that it will influence India as well,” Rizvi’s letter read.

He alleged that the ISIS is luring children in Jammu and Kashmir with money and financial stability and in return are teaching them hostile doctrines in the name of Islamic education and misleading them, adding that it could prove fatal to the well-being of the country.

Urging PM Modi to enforce a shut down of all madrasas in the country, the Waqf Board chairman requested that provisions be made to allow students who have cleared high school to enrol in madrasas if they want to choose a career in religious paths.

“That way, a child can attain proper education in regular schools and learn communal harmony and at the same time, have the opportunity to follow the religious path if so desired,” the letter read.

In a crackdown on ISIS-inspired terror modules in the country, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) earlier this month arrested a ‘maulvi’, or Islamic preacher, from Ludhiana on January 17. The arrested man was identified as Mohammad Ovesh Pasha, who was working as a ‘maulvi’ at a mosque situated in Meharbaan village of Ludhiana-Chandigarh road in Punjab.

The suspect had reportedly arrived in Ludhiana seven months ago and allegedly came in the contact of the ISIS operatives while he was studying in a ‘Madarsa’ in Uttar Pradesh, the report said.

Source: Timesnownews.com



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